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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Very Big Tires

 Good morning,

These giant tires appeared to be brand new and on their way to a very big vehicle.

It would be fun to know exactly where they were going and for what type of vehicle they will be used. 
The equipment used to mount the tires must be very interesting, too....



Monday, October 18, 2021

Road Trip - Passing Louisville, Kentucky

 Good morning,

We're still on our road trip from Ohio to Missouri. 

We passed Louisville, Kentucky, and crossed the Ohio River for a second time since we left home.

Of course, an arena named for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  ;) 

We weren't able to see over the highway guard rail, but I recognized the top of the Belle of Louisville Paddle Wheeler. 

Here comes that Ohio River crossing again. 

The bridge is being repainted...

...so is partially draped with cloth.


The Mighty Ohio River.  That water passed Cincinnati about 100 miles upstream.

Indiana here we come!

We love road trips.  It's so good to be able to go again since Covid caused so many changes in our lives.

All the best,


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Concrete Spaghetti

 Good morning,

I took these images while approaching Louisville, Kentucky.

 Do you ever feel you are driving through a bowl of concrete spaghetti?



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Leaving Cincinnati - Road Trip

Good morning,

Here are a few images I took while we were leaving home on our way to Missouri recently.  That's the skyline of downtown Cincinnati ahead.

There was plenty of construction on this trip, starting from home.  The I-75 bridge across the Ohio River between Ohio and Kentucky has been under repair for quite some time so traffic has been a nightmare.
This is a little nicer shot of part of downtown Cincinnati.

Those matching towers, center left, are the world headquarters of Procter and Gamble.  

And, so our journey began.  From time to time I'll have more images from our road trip adventure.

All the best,


Friday, October 15, 2021

Hoof Print Evidence

 Good morning,

Here's another image that our daughter, Catherine, sent to me.  This is hoof print evidence that the deer continue to wander the neighborhood, including the soft soil area beside our driveway.  

We have mentioned our many deer sightings to two of our neighbors who were completely unaware of their presence.  Amazing.  The deer are not only huge, they are here on a regular basis.  One neighbor even said, "I wondered why our flowers were eaten."  

I think it's fun to have the wildlife so close here in the city.  After 42 years living here, we have just begun seeing so many critters in the past eight to ten years.  Our dogs let us know sometimes when the deer are nearby;  other times we see them ourselves without the dogs seeing them across the fence that is covered by greenery.

Happy Fall!


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fond Memories

 Good morning,

It was fun seeing this mug again in Catherine's office.

Yesterday I spent a few hours in our daughter Catherine's office to help with the crazy last minutes before a tax deadline.  She and I were partners with our own CPA firm until many years ago when I was swept off my feet by a certain Norwegian and we went to sea for twenty years.

The Majesty mug brought back memories of the six years Kjell and I spent on Majesty of the Seas.  Before that we were on board Splendour of the Seaa and after Majesty we were aboard Freedom of the Seas.  They are all beautiful ships and we have wonderful memories from those days.

But, retirement is good!



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Bob's CNC Family Reunion

 Good morning,

I didn't realize it until after we were home, but I didn't take many pictures inside of Bob's CNC this year.  We were in Brighton, Missouri, to visit with friends old and new who are Bob's CNC users.  That's Bob closest on the left in the above image.  His right hand man, Keith, is standing to his left - go figure.  :) 

 I snapped a few pictures of "the shop." 

 This place has grown more than twice as big as it was when we were here two years ago.  We only missed last year because Covid cancelled the event.

We had a blast this year.  I only wish I had taken more pictures.  Here are pictures from two years ago.  I guess we all look pretty much the same.  Ha!

All the best,